Paul Pogba will be looking to resurrect his career and bring success back to Juventus after completing his return to the storied Italian club in a remarkable piece of business for the Bianconeri.
Six years after selling Pogba to Manchester United for a then-world record fee of around 105 million euros ($A157m), Juventus has re-signed the France midfielder on a free transfer – again.
Now 29, Pogba has signed a four-year deal back at Juventus, reportedly turning down a higher salary at Paris Saint-Germain.
More than 1000 fans welcomed Pogba back home when he arrived at the club’s medical center on Saturday.
Pogba was a fan favorite in his first spell at Juventus and helped the team win the Serie A title in each of his four seasons at the club.
He also won two Italian Cup titles, and two Italian Super Cups, as well earning a Champions League runner-up medal in 2015, before returning to United.
His second stint at United was underwhelming, however, especially after joining with so much fanfare amid a series of glitzy videos.
Pogba made 226 appearances, scoring 39 goals, in six injury-affected years.
During that time, he won the World Cup with France in 2018 but his performances for United never quite matched those for his national team, with United managers unable to find his best role.
He won two trophies – the League Cup and the Europa League – both in his first season back at United.
Almost exactly 10 years later, he has signed again for Juventus and again as a free agent.
Pogba will be reunited with coach Massimiliano Allegri, who was in charge of the Frenchman’s last two seasons at Juventus.
Pogba is the second former United player Juventus has signed on a free transfer in recent days after midfielder Angel Di Maria penned a one-year deal following seven years at PSG.
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